I’m a huge fan of Paypal because it enables me to purchase items and subscriptions online without giving my credit card number to various entities I don’t really know or trust. The problem with Paypal arises when one of those entities is a subscription or automatic renewal service and renews when you didn’t intend it to.
As an example, my old web host charged my Paypal account a week early in November, around the time of the beginning of my most recent move. I had a note on my calendar to cancel the account because I knew I would be changing web hosts. But I hadn’t actually canceled the account at that point because I had not had a chance to import the e-mails in my domain’s e-mail account into my Gmail account.
At any rate, sometimes you just need–or maybe just want–to revoke (remove, delete, cancel, etc.) your Paypal authorizations (also called permissions, payments, etc.). Here is a step-by-step tutorial to assist you in doing so.
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I’ve been noticeably absent for a while, but I had a good reason: I moved! My husband and I sold our 56-year-old ranch house and moved into a nearly brand new home closer to his new job. The four-month-long ordeal is a story that will give me blog (and ebook) fodder for ages to come.
But I digress.
The contract to sell our previous home required us to leave the house “broom clean.” According to our realtor, what this vague phrase means is up to interpretation, but at the least, we had to sweep the house after we removed all of our belongings. And boy, did the house need it! I thought the floors were relatively clean, but after the beds, couch, and other large pieces of furniture were removed, I found dust bunnies of lint and hair underneath, gathering with other dust bunny friends near the walls. I was highly dismayed. I was even more disappointed when I realized the state of my broom after I swept our garage floor three or four times.
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Mahatma Gandi has given us so many great quotations. I found this one particularly thought-provoking earlier this year.
Let’s face it: Folks try this every single day. Family members. Neighbors. Strangers. Sometimes even “friends.”
Every time I’m on my personal social media profiles–and particularly on Facebook–someone does this. And I allow it to happen. I read comments that add no value to my life. I allow Facebook’s algorithms to mold my view of the world and politics. I allow family members to make draining comments on my own status updates and photos because I don’t want to start a row.
Today it stops. I don’t traditionally observe Lent, but given it starts today, what better time to give up something that adds very little value to my life but adds anxiety and stress and results in wasted time?
So join me on Instagram over the next 40 days as I provide daily challenges to help you walk away from Facebook drama–from the drama that starts in groups to the occasional arguments that start on your own profile or wall.
You can find my Instagram page at http://www.instagram.com/simplifydeclutterorganize.
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Over the years, I’ve found helpful a list of questions to guide my decluttering. As an example, a lot of people go through their closets and ask themselves questions like
- Does this item still fit?
- Have I worn this item in the last year?
- Will I wear this item again?
The single most influential question for me is this one: Would I buy this item again? If I would buy it again, I definitely keep it. If I wouldn’t, I start looking at whether the item needs to be discarded or even replaced.
This single question works for decluttering clothing, shoes, accessories, kitchen utensils, books, movies, toys, even decor. I highly recommend it as your go-to question as you are cleaning out just about any room in your home.
What Questions Guide Your Decluttering?
I’m compiling a list of questions for visitors to ask themselves as they declutter, and I’d like to hear the questions you ask yourself as you’re deciding whether to keep or discard items. In fact, in the next week or so, I’ll be hosting a mini-giveaway as an incentive for you to share your questions. Follow me on Facebook and on Instagram for more information!
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My New Year’s Eve went like this.
My January went . . . . well, let’s just say that February 1st 2nd is a good day to push the reset button.
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